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Archive for December 12th, 2012

  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    December 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Shankar, the sitar...

  • Tom Hanks to reunite with an old buddy on Broadway

    December 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows Tom Hanks backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Hanks’ Broadway debut will include an old buddy _ former “Bosom Buddies” co-star Peter Scolari will share...

  • Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Software company founder John McAfee is surrounded by members of the press as he leaves an immigration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. McAfee, who is being deported to the U.S., was detained...

  • Broadway faces potential holiday labor headache

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Cleaners, porters and matrons of theater union SEIU Local 32BJ demonstrate outside the Broadway League’s office on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in New York. The union representing hundreds of Broadway theater cleaners, porters, elevator operators and...

  • Fed links interest rates to 6.5 pct. unemployment

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Federal Reserve sent its clearest signal to date Wednesday...

  • Monitor: Ga. nuclear plant delayed at least 1 year

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 11, 2012 Steam rises from the cooling towers at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga., as cranes work to to build two new reactors. Atlanta-based Southern Co. planned to have the first of its new reactors at the...

  • Japan election puts spotlight on reviving economy

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Japan’s main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, second from right in white, shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the Dec. 16 parliamentary elections in...

  • Gimmicky date a boost for lovelorn Las Vegas

    December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A schedule for weddings for Dec. 12, 2012 is pinned on a bulletin board at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. These “once-in-a-century” wedding dates have become more important each year as people increasingly look...

  • Man shoots self after fleeing from police in NM

    December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man shot himself in the head after being chased by officers, forcing the closure of a busy Albuquerque street for hours. Officer Robert Gibbs tells television station KRQE (http://bit.ly/Se3Rc7) that the chase started...

  • Santa Fe County OKs money for courthouse furniture

    December 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County commissioners have approved $275,000 in spending to help furnish a new district courthouse, but it’s not clear when judges and other court workers will be able to move in. Chief Judge Raymond Ortiz tells The Santa...